Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Hammer Drill

We thought last Toolsday’s mystery gadget would be pretty easy to guess, but surprisingly, not a lot of people got it.  Most folks thought the canister and two wire spools were for mixing cocktails (they probably still had New Year’s Eve on their minds). But they’re actually used for developing film. The film in wrapped around the spools (in complete darkness) then placed in the canister and the developing solution is added.     

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Michelle L who thought they were burners.  Congrats Michelle, even though your answer is wrong, you still win. You’ve got exactly one week to reply to our email message before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a cordless Craftsman Hammer Drill. This 19.2-volt drill and driver can handle a multitude of projects and home improvement jobs. The powerful motor generated up to 420 pounds of torque.  It can hammer into masonry, wood and almost anything else you throw in its way.

Do you love turning old junk into something new?  Take a look at some easy projects you can make from garage-sale treasures and old stuff lying around your basement.  Learn how to turn an old wood crates into wall mirrors, or how to turn old cabinets into a bench, and how to make stools out of logs and old chair parts.   

To win the Craftsman Hammer Drill, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this tool (right) is used for. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, January 15, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until January 15, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Hammer Drill.  
Official Rules.

2,552 Responses

  1. Levi Fincher says:

    It is a old fashion Dental Key. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; O

  2. Samantha says:


  3. Matthew Layman says:

    Nut cracker

  4. jennav says:

    ,,,brusha brusha brushha,,, new ipana toothpaste

  5. sharon says:

    ,,,plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is

  6. dennis says:

    ,,,doctor ross dog food is dogone good,,,rouufff

  7. Melody says:

    I think it is for pulling cow/horse teeth

  8. elaine says:

    ratchet thingy

  9. Kathy A says:

    I haven't the faintist idea

  10. Renee says:

    Used to crimp finishing pipes or wire.

  11. Richard says:

    it is a wrench used by plumbers for under the sink pipe work

  12. john oconnor says:

    tool used for machinery

  13. Cindy says:

    It looks like a wine opener but I'm guessing it has something to do with woodworking.

  14. AnnE says:

    basin wrench for a sink

  15. kellie says:


  16. Terrie says:

    it looks like some kind of nail extractor — or a painful dental tool!

  17. Tiffany says:

    Old dentist tool

  18. zebra1344 says:

    old tool used to brand cattle

  19. KoriYL says:

    My dad says it's a basin wrench for a sink! And I trust him when it comes to tools.

  20. yeooslrac says:

    shingle hammer

  21. maribiker says:

    Bolt tightener

  22. Adina Weinstein says:

    shoe stretcher

  23. dennis w says:

    no idea

  24. Dan says:

    You stumped me with this one :-)

  25. Beer guy says:

    Nail puller


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